Coffee Walnut Cake

Coffee lovers usually like the coffee walnut cake. The taste of coffee combined with the nutty flavour of the walnuts in a light cake makes for a perfect afternoon snack. You may also want to serve this when you have guests over. So here is the coffee walnut cake recipe.

Coffee Walnut Cake recipe

Equipment needed

1. Electric mixer

2. Round cake tins

INGREDIENTS

For The Cake

Ingredients

Quantity

Butter

250g

Caster sugar

250g

Eggs

4

Vanilla extract

1 tsp

Self raising flour

250g

Baking powder

1 tsp

Salt

A pinch

Coffee - can be instant but ideally strong black fresh coffee

100ml

Walnuts - chopped

75g

For The Icing

Ingredients

Quantity

Butter

150g

Icing sugar

200g

Coffee

1 tbsp if fresh black coffee otherwise 2tsps instant coffee mixed in 1tbsp of boiling water

Walnuts 

20g chopped

METHOD

Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.

Grease the sides and bottom of 2X20cm round baking cake tins. Line the bottom with baking parchment paper.

Cream the butter and sugar.

Beat in the eggs one by one.

Add the vanilla extract.

Sift the self-raising flour, salt and baking powder together

Mix this in alternately with the coffee starting and ending with flour.

Mix in the chopped walnuts

Divide between two cake tins

Bake the cakes till golden brown and a skewer comes out clean. This should be about 25-30 mins.

Let the cakes cool in the tin before turning onto cooling rack.

Make the icing by creaming the butter, icing sugar & coffee together.

Place one cake and ice the top surface.

Put the second cake on top and ice the top and decorate with walnuts.

*- To give the cake some more coffee oomph, try this. Take another 50ml of coffee and while the cakes are still warm and in the tin, skewer the cakes and pour coffee over both the cakes. Leave the cakes to cool and then decorate it without putting it onto the cooling rack.

Coffee walnut cake recipe

Ready to Try? 

If you are ready to try this recipe, then here are a few useful things that you will need to create this cake. If you click on the image or text link below, you will go to a shopping site. 

Electric Hand Mixers

Cake Tins